The Berkeley Executive Leadership Program

Jennifer A. Chatman, PhD
Dr. Jennifer A. Chatman
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Jennifer A. Chatman is the Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. She was the Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School in 2001-02, and on the faculty of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern from 1987-1993. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Professor Chatman's research and consulting focus on the business advantages of leveraging organizational culture and leading strategic change, and she has worked with a variety of organizations including Adobe, ALZA, Boise-Cascade, British Telecom, Chiron, Cisco Systems, Genentech, Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Sandia National Laboratories, SAP, and the U.S. Treasury.

She teaches a variety of executive management and MBA courses focusing on leveraging high performance cultures, leading change, and making effective decisions. She teaches in executive education programs at Haas, Stanford University, Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Duke Corporate Education, The Medical Group Management Association, and the Institute for Management Studies.

Professor Chatman's research has been highlighted in Business Week, Business 2.0, The Financial Times, Fortune, Inc., The Jungle, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Working Mother. She has had numerous speaking engagements and radio and television appearances and was a keynote speaker for the Economist Innovation Summit. She has written articles that have appeared in various academic journals, such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, and California Management Review. Professor Chatman has won numerous awards for her research and was recently (2007) awarded the Cheit Award for Teaching Excellence in the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program.

Leadership Training and Corporate Development

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Smart Management Tips in an Economic Downturn

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Cameron Anderson
Dr. Cameron Anderson
Associate Professor
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Cameron Anderson is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a doctorate in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001. He has been on the Berkeley faculty since 2005. Prior to coming to Haas, Professor Anderson taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He won Professor of the Year at the Stern School and the Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award for the Full-Time M.B.A. Program at the Haas School. He has consulted for many organizations and currently teaches two courses in the Haas full-time program, Power and Politics, and Negotiations and Conflict Resolution. Professor Anderson is an expert on topics pertaining to power, status, and influence processes, leadership, negotiations and conflict resolution, and team dynamics. He has published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychological Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Current Directions in Psychological Science, European Journal of Social Psychology, and Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, as well as published numerous book chapters and co-edited one book.

Cameron Anderson Discusses Competence & Leadership

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Read the Time Magazine article Competence: Is Your Boss Faking It? discussing Cameron Anderson 2009 paper "Why Do Dominant Personalities Attain Influence in Face-to-Face Groups?"

Morten Hansen
Morten Hansen
School of Information, UC Berkeley

Morten Hansen is a Professor in the School of Information, University of California, at Berkeley. Prior to joining the I School, Morten T. Hansen was professor at Harvard Business School and at INSEAD, France, where he retains a part-time role. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. His research has focused on collaboration. His new book, Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Result, is published by Harvard Business Press. His award-winning research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, among others. He speaks and consults for large companies throughout the world.

Inder Sidhu
Inder Sidhu
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Operations

Inder Sidhu is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Operations at Cisco. A member of the company's Operating Committee, Inder also co-leads Cisco's Emerging Countries Council, which drives business success in fast-growing geographies like China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and the Middle East.

From 2006-2009, Inder co-led the Enterprise Business Council, which is responsible for Cisco's corporate business, representing about half of the company's total revenue.

In 2010, Sidhu published Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit & Drives Tomorrow's Growth (FT Press). In this bestselling book, he identifies common business dichotomies and explores how successful companies avoid difficult tradeoffs and achieve bigger outcomes.

Cort Worthington
Cort Worthington
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Cort Worthington is a lecturer at The University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He teaches various leadership courses in the Haas full-time MBA program, the Berkeley Columbia Executive MBA program, the Evening Weekend MBA program, and the Haas Undergraduate Business program.

A leadership consultant, Cort was co-founder of toy company Primordial, LLC, where he raised capital and served as Director of Operations. Prior to teaching at Berkeley, he worked for many years as a film producer, directing documentary crews around the world. He also spent fourteen seasons leading elite teams as a forest fire fighter and parachuting U.S. Forest Smokejumper.

Cort holds an MA in Communication from Stanford University, an MBA from Columbia University Business School (finance, marketing) and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley (leadership). His organizational client list includes Exxon Mobil, Oracle, the U.S. Army, Kaiser, McKesson, Stanford University, and Sun Microsystems.

David Viotti
David Viotti
Little Bets Labs

David Viotti is an entrepreneur and philanthropist with over twenty years experience working with public, private and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and abroad.  He invests in a variety of ventures and provides consulting to a range of starts-ups and established companies, primarily focused on innovation.

Career highlights include Executive Director of The Westly Foundation, Founder and CEO of STAND, Co-founder of Fuse Corps, CEO of the Junior Statesmen Foundation, and Chief Learning Officer (USA) of Sun Microsystems.  While at Sun, Dave also served in various senior management positions in business development, mergers and acquisitions, and sales. Prior to that, Dave worked for many years as a corporate attorney representing public and private companies. He served as Henry Luce Scholar to the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, worked with the U.N. in Malaysia, and was an assistant producer for CNN's Burden of Proof.

Dave holds both undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University and a masters degree in international relations from Oxford University where he was an Allbritton Scholar.  He lives in the Bay Area with his wife, Brooke, and their two children.  In his spare time, Dave also performs with a Palo Alto based improv comedy troupe.

Dr. Homa Bahrami
Dr. Homa Bahrami
Senior Lecturer
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Dr. Homa Bahrami leads and facilitates the New Manager Boot Camp. She is an international educator, advisor, and author, specializing in organizational flexibility & team effectiveness in dynamic, knowledge-based industries. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, where she has been on the faculty since 1986. She is the co-author of a major textbook (with Harold Leavitt) "Managerial Psychology: Managing Behavior in Organizations", published by the University of Chicago Press, and translated into many languages. Her latest book "Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises", published by Springer (second edition, 2009) focuses on practical approaches for organizing and leading knowledge workers in dynamic settings. Homa serves on several boards in Silicon Valley and Europe and is active in executive education and executive development in the US, Europe, and Asia. She works with executive teams on complex re-organizations, team transitions, and team effectiveness, and with HR & OD professionals on executive development and learning interventions. She has worked with and trained many new managers in the life science and technology industries.

Introducing Homa Bahrami and her new book Super-Flexibility

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Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises by Dr. Homa Bahrami

William F. "Rick" Cronk
William F. "Rick" Cronk

William F. "Rick" Cronk is the retired President of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer and distributor of premium and superpremium ice cream brands.

Cronk and his partner, Gary Rogers, purchased Dreyer's in 1977, which at that time was generating annual sales of $6 million in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the next twenty years, Dreyer's expanded its distribution throughout the United States, with annual revenues exceeding $2 billion.

Active with many civic and business organizations, Mr. Cronk dedicates much of his free time to the Boy Scouts of America. He completed his term as the National President (2006-08) and continues serving on the Boy Scouts’ National Executive Board. In 2011, he finished his Chairmanship of the World Scout Committee, the executive body responsible for a 38 million member Scout movement in 170 countries. He is also past Chairman of the World Scout Foundation (2005-07) and will continue serving on the WSF Board.

Mr. Cronk received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Haas Business School at the University of California at Berkeley in 1965, and he participated in the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1983. Since 1986, he has been a member of the Haas Business School Advisory Board, serving two terms as chairman; and is also a member of the John Muir Health Board.

Honors and awards include the Bay Area Council, Business Hall of Fame Award (2005); the East Bay Leadership Foundation, Citizen of the Year Award (2002); the Junior Achievement of the Bay Area, Inc., Spirit of Achievement Award (1994); and the University of California, Haas School of Business Alumnus of the Year (1993).

The father of three sons, Mr. Cronk lives with his wife Janet in Lafayette, California.

Greg Galle
Greg Galle
Executive Producer, Strategy
Future Partners

Greg is currently engaged in projects that will bring water to Malawi villagers, improve the availability and quality of health care around the world, reinvent primary care in the American health care system, improve teacher effective- ness American classrooms, protect the people and environment in the Peruvian Amazon from exploitation, increase diversity and inclusion in major corporations, and improve the economies and social structures of communities in rural Alabama, North Carolina, and Mississippi.

Greg also serves on the board of Hope Street Group, a national organization focused on creating economic opportunity for all Americans, and the board of the Not For Sale Campaign, the movement to end slavery in our lifetime.

Greg's work has been recognized with awards from: The Clio Awards, Communication Arts Magazine, Critique Magazine, ID Magazine, NY Art Directors Club, New York Arts Festival, and Western Art Directors Club among others. The Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art has acquired his Suicide Book for their permanent Book Arts collection. Greg has collaborated on and been cited in numerous books on design, communication, and reputation.

Dan Mulhern
Dan Mulhern
Granholm Mulhern Associates

Dan Mulhern is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of leadership, gender and organizational culture. Mulhern is dedicated to helping individuals, businesses and organizations vigilantly work to mutually promote the strength of family and the productivity of work. Now teaching courses on leadership, gender and work at the Haas School of Business and Boalt Law School at the University of California, Berkeley, Mulhern leverages his experience to offer valuable insight on cultural changes happening in today's workplaces. Through his work as a public speaker, radio personality, writer, leadership coach, and consultant in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Mulhern's inspired thousands to lead with their best self.

Mulhern co-authored A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future with his wife, Jennifer Granholm. The book, a Washington Post political bestseller, discusses leadership during difficult times and periods of intense change, focusing in particular on how Granholm led Michigan out of its major economic meltdown, and the major challenges facing American leadership today. Mulhern has published two books on leadership, Everyday Leadership: Getting Results in Business, Politics and Life and Be Real: Inspiring Stories For Leading At Home And Work. For more than ten years, Mulhern has been writing an acclaimed blog, "Reading for Leading," which is received directly by a list of over 10,000 readers.

Mulhern has personally worked in all three major sectors and through his consulting practice has worked with a great range of organizations, corporations and government groups. He has facilitated groups as large as 600 individuals and worked with CEOs and executive teams from small start-ups all the way to Fortune 500 companies.

Toby E. Stuart
Toby E. Stuart
Faculty Director
Lester Center for Entrepreneurship

Toby Stuart is the Leo Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. His research is on Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Social Networks. Toby has a PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.